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Cormorant, Reed

Roberts No: 58

A small, long tailed, dark cormorant with a short bill. Juveniles are fully white below. Seen in the channels around Leisure Isle feeding in the water and resting on the mud banks.

Family Name:
Phalacrocorax africanus
Common Name:
Cormorant, Reed
Size:
50 to 55 cm
Status:
Resident
Food:
mainly fish, also frogs, aquatic insects and crustaceans.